The Act expands the class of people subject to the offense of bribery and provides a new definition of bribery. Public officials, whether elected or appointed, or employees of the state, any county or municipality or any agency, authority, or entity thereof, are subject to the Act. The Act provides that a public official or employee commits bribery when she solicits, accepts, or agrees to receive a thing of value by inducing the reasonable belief that the thing will influence her performance of any official action.
King, Daniel R.
"CRIMES AND OFFENSES Offenses Against Public Administration: Provide Definition of Bribery of a Public Official or Employee,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 8
, Article 8.
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